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How to Get a Massage During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Relaxation During a Stressful Time Is Possible

This is certainly a crazy time to be alive and one of the interesting things about a Stay Home pandemic is that your life and even your body don’t realize that things are different. 

If you’re used to getting a massage for health concerns or just for much-needed relaxation, unfortunately, you can’t go out and take advantage of your Massage Envy card for a while. As this disease continues to wreak havoc, it’s crucial to remain indoors for your safety and the safety of others. But what do you do about the massage that your body is absolutely craving?

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Well, a massage chair might be the perfect answer.

When you’re looking to give your body the attention it needs and deserves, even when you can’t leave home, a massage chair can provide much-needed relief from daily aches and pains as well as more chronic pain conditions. Plus, as an added benefit, when you take home a massage chair at any time, it’ll be yours for years. You can take advantage of the benefits it offers whenever the mood strikes you and enjoy improved health and overall wellbeing no matter what is going on in the outside world.

There are several fantastic benefits to massage and reasons to bring a chair into your home, especially during a time like this. Let’s check those out now.

Alleviate Stress & Anxiety

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Research has shown that massage reduces stress symptoms, and it does so significantly on a physical and psychological level. Recordings of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels, obtained through a number of studies, all showed lower readings after a 10 to 15-minute chair massage in participants.

In today’s work where stress-related problems account for $26 billion in medical and disability payments and $300 billion overall, as well as $95 billion in lost productivity each year, a solution as simple as a massage chair can truly pack a punch.

Loosen Sore Muscles

The human body is an extremely intelligent machine. When you push it beyond a healthy limit for what it can handle, muscles stiffen and get sore. When this happens, it’s your body’s way of telling you to take time to check-in.

You need to listen to your body and take a break if you feel this way. The best way to take this kind of break when you want to be the most relaxed and achieve the most in the shortest time is to use a luxury massage chair right in your home.

It will help loosen sore and fatigued muscles and release tension in your body, especially with a Shiatsu mode. After a long and hard day at work, we can guarantee that a good massage chair is heaven-sent.

Better Circulation

The roller massage you get from a massage chair, including techniques like kneading, rolling, tapping, gripping, and Shiatsu, stimulate and vibrate key points of the body, promoting better blood flow.

When you boost your circulation you can experience:

  • Quicker recovery from injuries and ailments
  • Elimination of toxins from the body
  • Stimulation of endorphins for reduced pain and stress

The second part of a massage chair that can help with circulation is the Zero Gravity feature. Here, you recline flat and then have your legs raised above your heart. This helps your blood reach the various parts of the body and improves circulation.

Additionally, while blood is pumped by the heart, the lymphatic system has no such “pump.” It’s only able to circulate when you breathe and contract muscles. Thus, when you’re predominantly sedentary, lymph fluid tends to build up causing inflammation.

The massage and the recline help to move lymph better, combating inflammation and disease. Think about it this way, after a hard day’s work on your feet they tend to swell, and the common fix for this is to put them up. Now you can do that and get an incredible massage.

Boost Your Immune System

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Did you know a 45-minute massage can boost the number of lymphocytes in your body? Why is this important? Lymphocytes are white blood cells that defend the body against diseases and are responsible for the body’s immune response. When you have a healthy number of lymphocytes, you can resist sicknesses like the common cold, fever, or flu better.

According to research, just one massage is enough to produce significant changes to the body’s endocrine and immune response.

Reduce Pain & Headaches

Massage chairs have a proven track record of alleviating several types of discomfort including headaches, common body pain, chronic neck/shoulder/back pain, and so much more. Massage can cut back cortisol levels and increases serotonin- one of the body’s anti-pain mechanisms. By doing this, the body is better able to manage pain.

Testimonies have shown that massage chairs can significantly reduce chronic pain or eliminate it altogether. Massage chairs offer a cheaper alternative to expensive physical therapies and gadgets for a number of people who deal with chronic pain and this is an extremely valuable reason to own a massage chair.

Spinal Decompression

Zero gravity and inversion massage chairs are fantastic for this These chairs help the spine to decompress by removing the influence of gravity and allowing it to stretch out. This can improve blood flow to the spine and help reduce pressure to the nerves in the spine.

Better Posture

Improving overall posture and balance is another one of our favorite massage chair benefits because it is so unexpected. With continued use, a good massage chair can correct misalignment of the spine, and neck and shoulder muscles. That’s why they are popular among actors and sports stars.

Better Flexibility

Another benefit of regular massage chair use is improved flexibility that would be diminished by a trigger point. A trigger point is a painful condition caused by overexertion and strenuous exercise that leads to sore muscles and a restricted range of motion.

Trigger points and spasm areas can be relieved quite a bit from regular massage therapy and knots are loosened over time.

Research findings from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Ontario showed that massage reduces swelling and promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the body’s powerhouse on a cellular level. Those are some powerful benefits right there.

Reduce High Blood Pressure

Total relaxation and well-being assist to maintain lower blood pressure. Just like you feel after finishing a workout or doing some yoga, your blood pressure lowers and your heart rate slows. That feeling helps to promote a number of wonderful things, not the least of which is that feeling of a stress-free, peaceful existence.

Better Sleep

Studies have also shown that massage therapy improves fatigue and sleep in a profound way for anyone partaking in it. These same studies attribute improved sleep quality to better delta wave conduction, which is connected to deep sleep. It really does seem that a relaxed body is a healthy body.

Help With Depression

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Depression is becoming all too common in today’s modern times, especially right now with the virus keeping us from interacting with people we love (something that’s been shown to be as detrimental to our health as drinking excessively). Thankfully, your massage chair can help you with this and you won’t have to leave to reap the benefits.

We know that massage therapy increases our production of those happy hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. When you can use a massage chair regularly, you can regularly help your body to produce these hormones.

Enjoying just 15 minutes in your massage chair twice a week every week for five weeks can increase delta waves and decrease beta waves, which can help you to sleep soundly and the whole night through. This helps to cut back on conscious anxiety during the massage itself and throughout the day.

In fact, several companies and organizations have seen these amazing massage therapy and massage chair benefits and are having their Human Resources departments and administrations set up areas where employees can sit and relax in one of several massage chairs. 

Our employees love having the showroom available on breaks. We’re all looking forward to getting back in our chairs when this is all over.

How We Can Help

If you have any questions about this amazing new trial program, please call us at (888) 973-0133 or you can reach out through email at

Final Thoughts

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These are challenging times and as you can plainly see reducing stress and having the advantage of a massage chair right in your home can help you to beat stress, stay healthy, and reduce aches and pains that need attention even during this time.

And think about it this way. On average, a massage costs about $1 per minute for an entry-level session with a masseuse. Start looking at upscale spa locations, and that price goes up quickly. There may be ways to get the price slightly cheaper through coupons and advertisements, but once you’re a committed customer, those sales tend to disappear.

You also need to consider that the first five to 10 minutes of your massage you’re just starting to relax, not fully enjoying the massage until around 15 minutes in. So, your hour massage has just turned into 45 minutes of relaxation. Plus, massage therapy is said to be best when you’re going several times a month.

This can create an expensive, highly time-consuming process. The total opposite of relaxing.

Now, let's look at a massage chair. The price of a massage chair can vary quite broadly depending on what you want, but you can get a high-quality chair for about $4,000.

Let’s say you were going for a 90-minute massage every week for a year. You’d end up spending over $4600, and that’s on the $1 per minute estimation.

Instead, you could spend 15 minutes a day, every single day, in your massage chair. If you had an option to go to a spa for 15 minutes a day, even at $1 per minute, it would still be $105 a week and over $5400 for a year.

You can get a wonderful massage chair for that money. A chair conveniently housed right in your home, so there’s no need to drive to out into a pandemic. Plus, you’d be getting your money's worth in just one year, and massage chairs last a long longer than that. 

And with the risk-free trial, there’s nothing to lose!

And don’t forget we also offering the above-mentioned financing on these trial chairs. And we often run specials on that because we understand that paying on your schedule is a much more preferable option than potentially putting forth a chunk of money up front.


We have three options available for those looking to finance their massage chair purchase- Synchrony, Snap, and PayPal Finance. These different financing options have different terms and lengths available at different rates, so there is plenty for you to select from when you want a flexible payment option when purchasing your chair.

You can choose from 0% financing options for 24, 36, 48, even 72 months from Synchrony, No Interest, No Payments from PayPal, and No Credit Needed financing from Snap.

Give us a call, and we can work out the best deal for you. You can also find more about the options available here.

If you have any questions about our massage chairs, you can check out our Massage Chair Buying Guide here or you can reach out to us over the phone or through email. We’re happy to help you find the perfect chair for your needs and there are several fantastic options among the Furniture for Life brands, especially the Ohco M.8, which prides itself on offering an rounded, fully-body massage experience. It has been designed to create a total experience, from its expert choreography to its aromatherapy and air ionizer. This is a chair that’s about holistic rejuvenation and ultimate relaxation.

Let us know how we can help you. We’re here to help and appreciate everything you do with us.

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